ARCH - UHMW blunt construction tips

Dewart, Charles R. --G3 Contractor (Anteon Corp) Charles.Dewart at
Fri Apr 20 15:14:07 PDT 2001

Yeah, let me ask about that.  That has always puzzled me.  I know you need
to sand it a bit so the glue for the fletches will stick and perhaps some
for the nock and head, but the middle?  If you don't sand there, why would
you need to cover it.  The only way these things break is when there are
lying over a hole and a big dude steps in that same hole on it.  Or is it
because the rod sheds fiber particles on its own.

Wood shafts needed the tape.  But do the fiberglass shafts really need it.
Please bear in mind all my construction experience has been with wood.

I know what the rule says.  But is it really needed?


-----Original Message-----
From: Wilim Penbras [mailto:wilim.penbras at]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 5:44 PM
To: ansteorra-archery at
Subject: Re: ARCH - UHMW blunt construction tips

Well, now... technically speaking I'd call Fiber tape on fiberglass a
personal choice.  The Particpants handbook clearly says Electrical tape is
acceptable for Fibreglass Shafts only.  I'm kinda partial to my Black and
Gold Arrows.


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